Mark Thorne

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Why Daily Fantasy Sports 'Against The House' Is Likely Illegal And Could Destabilize The Industry

In recent months, a new variety of daily fantasy sports has emerged on the Internet in which contestants play ‘against the house‘ rather than against each other. The difference in business model is that rather than collecting a fixed operating fee per contest, an ‘against the house’ fantasy sports …

Bournemouth Reveller Wakes To Find Seven-Foot Python On Balcony In Scene Similar To The Hangover

A Bournemouth reveller woke up on Saturday after a boozy night out to find a seven-foot python slithering across his balcony.<p>Ben Castle went out for …

Lamb takeaway? 40% of curries and kebabs contain other meat

TESTS on lamb takeaways found that two in five of them had been mixed with other meats, while some contained no lamb at all.<p>Consumer watchdog Which? …

"We have no idea how far she will go, but Europe, the Med, and the coast of Africa are all feasible." http://bbc.in/1igeF66 A great white shark called Lydia is about to make history as the first of its species to be seen crossing from one side of the Atlantic Ocean to the other. The satellite-tagged 4.4m-long female is currently swimming above the mid-Atlantic ridge - which marks a rough boundary line between east and west. Lydia was first tagged off Florida as part of the scientific project. The shark has travelled more than 30,500km (19,000 miles) since the tracking device was attached.

Income tax has been a political hot potato for a long time. Can it ever be at the "right" level? We take a look at which countries have the highest rates: http://bbc.in/1cjd7Aj

Venison chilli, with black beans and cocoa, lime quinoa recipe

A variation on the classic, yet more textured and with an interesting, herby flavour from the venison<p><i>Serves 4-6</i><p>4 tbsp (60ml) olive oil<p>2 onions, chopped<p>2 cloves of garlic, chopped<p>2 celery sticks, chopped<p>2 sweet red peppers, chopped<p>1 rounded tsp ground cinnamon<p>1 rounded tsp cumin, chopped<p>1 rounded …

20 Upcoming Trailers We're Most Excited About

With so many incredible films due in cinemas over the next couple of years, we’re going to have our eyes peeled as always for any nugget of …

Movies

Automatic Is the Do-It-All Connected Diagnostic Device of the Future

It was only a matter of time before someone thought of something productive to do with cars’ OBD-II diagnostics ports, and Automatic has a pretty worthwhile new piece of hardware and a corresponding app. While similar to Delphi’s connected diagnostics dongle, Automatic’s piece takes things a step …

Sriracha Chemistry: How Hot Sauces Perk Up Your Food And Your Mood

Anyone who has ever drizzled, doused or — heck — drenched their food with Sriracha knows the hot sauce can make almost any dish taste better.<p>But could these spicy condiments also make us a little happier?<p>The science geeks over at the American Chemical Society made a little video that breaks down …

Road Trip: California's Pacific Coast Highway

Travel<p>Strap in and get ready for an exhilarating driving experience along this twisting, cliff-hugging route.<p>An exhilarating driving experience, this twisting, cliff-hugging, 123-mile (198-kilometer) route along the central California coast takes about five hours to complete at a leisurely pace. …

California

9 Chili Recipes That Are Like a Warm Hug

Is there anything better than a bowl of chili?<p>Really, though -- it's spiced, warm, and hearty; it's flexible enough to endure endless variations; and, above all, it's the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Whether you're vegan, gluten-free, or the dreaded picky eater, no one can turn up their nose at a bowl …

An Astronaut's View of the North Korean Electricity Black Hole

Supersonic Plane Will Have Livestream Of The Outdoors Instead Of Windows

Actual, transparent windows would be too difficult to install on a Mach 1.8 plane.<p>A supersonic passenger jet would be exposed to such extreme forces, it would just be easier for the plane not to have windows. That's why the makers of one proposed Mach 1.8 passenger jet—due out in 2018—have decided …

Aviation

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Striking Images of Ukraine Before and After the Recent Riots

Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz uses Photoshop to merge together photos of Kiev that were taken before and after the recent Ukraine riots, creating devastating images that juxtapose the previous peace of of the city with the destruction and violence that raged after the protests began. Although the visuals …

Protest